It's 0300 hours local time, and someone is trying to gain forcible entry into your home. The noise from his attempt wakes you in time for you both to prepare to defend yourself with some sort of weapon and to call 911. Before any first-responders arrive, the intruder manages to enter your home. Seeing you armed and ready to defend yourself, he moves toward you, a weapon in his hand. You respond by using your weapon until the intruder is lying on your floor, unwilling or unable to continue his assault upon your person.
So far, this is a clear case of self-defense.
However, I have a couple of questions about what I should do about the intruder's Health stat, in order to avoid criminal or civil liability:
1. If I have been documented to have received first aid training at some time in the past, to what extent am I obligated to use such training to help preserve the intruder's life, limb and/or eye? As a follow-up to this question, what standard am I to use to determine whether rendering first aid to the intruder would place me at an unacceptable risk?
2. If I do
make a good-faith attempt to use whatever first aid training I may have received in the past, to what extent might I be liable for any failure I might experience in preserving said intruder's life, limb and/or eye (assuming the availability of first aid materials similar to those on which I was trained)? As a follow-up to this question, if my first aid training became obsolete (e.g., if something the Army taught me before my retirement was no longer first aid doctrine), would I be held liable for applying first aid procedures that were
doctrine when I was last trained?